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St Ives Inc Cleveland Offers Interactive Printing Solutions

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

CLEVELAND--Aug. 23, 2004-- At a time when overcapacity and limited demand for print products are forcing many printing companies to struggle for survival or close their doors, St Ives Inc Cleveland is investing in new technologies that facilitate customers' workflow while improving quality and reducing costs. "Thanks to solid compounded annual growth rates of 5 percent in the past two years, St Ives continues to invest in new print and related technologies to support our customers," says Sales Vice President Rhonda Perry, St Ives Inc Cleveland. "Beyond our investment in presses and binding lines, we're introducing a suite of new interactive technologies we're calling St Ives Online. Accessible through any web-connected computer, St Ives Online is available any time, any place." St Ives Online assists the printing process from creation through production, saving customers time, money and the chance of errors. Customers can track the progress of jobs, proof online, make and track changes, review jobs simultaneously with multiple users and approve work from any location. For certain market segments customers can personalize print projects online, using variable data fields and a variety of creative options. Customers enter the order quantity, shipping instructions, credit-card payment information and hit "send." St Ives Online does the rest. St Ives Online reduces the cycle time associated with print production and the costs that usually accompany corrections. Courier costs are reduced or eliminated, saving customers more money. Shorter production times mean speedier processing and delivery, getting a product to market sooner. Other St Ives enhanced print solutions include a prepress process called FM screening utilizing small, equal-sized dots that are variably spaced. The details resulting from FM screening are finer and tonal gradations are smoother compared with conventional, fixed-grid pattern AM screening. Ideal for fine art or photographic reproductions, the small dots help render moire-free detail in such content as fabrics, glittery jewelry, automobiles, natural outdoor scenes and skin tones. St Ives Inc Cleveland is an award-winning print service provider specializing in catalogs, annual reports, sheet-fed and web commercial printing, direct mail and fulfillment services. St Ives is located at 4437 East 49th Street, Cleveland, OH 44125, telephone 800-634-1262 or 216-271-5300, fax 216-271-7650. Visit www.st-ives-usa.com. The company is ISO-9001:2000 certified with a focus on total quality management.




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